I Like My Main Characters Plus-Sized & I’m Not Ashamed of It (Anymore)!

I am so pumped and excited about my newest novel, Syphons. If you haven’t checked out the synopsis, you should now! Go ahead, and then come back to this post. Did you check it out? Great! Recently, I was thinking about the fact that my Main Character (MC, going forward) is a plus-sized diva that…

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*One* Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!

Support my #Scifi #NewAdult #WIP: Syphons, A Novel Thirsty? One $20 Starbucks #Gift Card Giveaway in Support of My #scifi #newadult #WIP: SYPHONS, A #NOVEL Giveaway Starts 1/4/2019. Check my blog for more details on #Friday Morning!! ☕☕☕❤☕☕☕

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Book Review Alert: Blessings of the Firebird’s Light

This review is being provided through D. A. Smith Writes inleu of an Amazon Review, because apparently, I haven’t reached some community guideline which doesn’t allow me to read books and then review them unless I spend $$ on their website. Well, I haven’t purchased books through Amazon in a very long time. Maybe, that’s…

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Why You Should Write for Fun Instead of Funds?

When I was growing up, I had the dream of making enough money from my writing career to be a self-employed adult capable of purchasing anything from a house to my own sports car. At 24, my dream lingers, I’m just more realistic, and I have a full-time gig. Well, my work sucked when I…

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Write What You Know About Romance Even While Single & #ForeverAlone

Write what you know. For some odd reason, while working on revisions of my current WIP, Syphons, a sci-fi/new adult novel, I started thinking about the write-what-you-know motto. In my novel, I wanted to create a revamped love story between a plus-size African-American woman who awakens with rare abilities due to her hybrid alien heritage,…

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3 Ways to Deal With Failure

I’m writing this post to future me. So, that I can look back at it and say, okay. I’ll try again. Giving up is easy to do. Keeping up with a project and doing it until completion, that’s difficult. Fear of failing and an unhealthy (obnoxious) dose of perfectionism keeps me from moving forward at…

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Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 2)

In my last post of Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1), I focused on what science-fiction was and the beginning stages of writing your first draft. Now, I’m getting into some of the tedious areas of creating great science-fiction. I could focus on a number of different areas and turn this post into a book…

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**Exclusive** Get the First Chapter of the New Adult/Sci-Fi Novel — Syphons

Hiya Literary Fans,  I’ve been working hard on getting my novel ready for distribution by Spring 2019.  I’m busy and about to get busier! Here’s what I’ve been up-to so far:  Revising my 100th (at least it feels like 100th) draft for editorial review. Seeking out beta readers and book reviewers, if you’re interested in…

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How I Wrote, Published, and Promoted an eBook in 7 Days

The blinking cursor mocked me as I stared at my daunting 50k sci-fi novel which needed to be revised, edited, professionally edited, and then possibly revised again.  I felt overwhelmed. I didn’t want to rush through the revision process and produce a half-hazard work of fiction. This novel was my baby, I needed to work…

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Hey Fat Girl – A Poem

Hey Fat Girl! How many times are you going to call me fat?  Hey Fat Girl! Didn’t you hear me! Don’t call me fat, I do not care for you calling me that! Hey Fat Girl! When was the last time you called me fat? Was it after you stole my savings bond and gave…

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What Makes an Awesome Female Superhero?

What do you like about stories about female superheroes?  And, shocking author confession: Catwoman from the 2004 flick, and the heroine from my Super Ex-Girlfriend are some female heroes I enjoy watching on the big screen. But, this post isn’t about the movie heroes, and man, Hollywood makes sure we’re not missing out on heroes. …

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Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1)

So, you want to write science-fiction? Well, good for you. But, seriously, do you want to write in a genre that is saturated with novels, and that has been around since the beginning of storytelling? (i.e. Ancient Greek Myths). I mean, why even write genre fiction. Wouldn’t it be more admirable to write a memoir…

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My Top 3 Anime Shows I am Watching this Week (Dec 9th)

This is the first week of a new blog post series about my love: anime. My TV is rarely on, but when I’ve got my laptop, I’m digging deep into some anime biz. I don’t always read the manga since the bright colors and subtitles get me good. But, when I’m in-between editing books and/or…

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